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Front End Developer/Designer

Fluent City is looking for a front end developer/designer to work with our existing team to enhance the digital experience of all our students.

You consider yourself a hybrid designer and front-end developer. You are excited to bring designs to life, understanding that user interaction is more than proceeding through static pages. You bring microinteractions, animations and fluidity to your experiences which are both beautiful and simple. You consider how designs transform from the mobile web to the desktop, with a clear understanding of responsive principles. You obsess over front-end details and prioritize user engagement. You love working in teams, collaborating with other developers, designers, and stakeholders in order to produce world class E2E experiences. You are open to feedback and adhere to an iterative design-sprint process. You don’t settle simply for getting it done. You strive for making it better.

Fluent City is an Django app hosted on Heroku that uses React client side. We use SASS for styling, ES6 for our Javascript. The near term backlog for Fluent City includes growing the existing in-person education product through a variety of online educational and interactive experiences as well as forging ahead with a sophisticated online platform for learning language online.



  • You’re a person who can take a set of use cases and requirements and turn them into something functional and beautiful.
  • You’ll work hand in hand with our head of design but have the chops to lead the process of wireframing, mocking and building.
  • Your attention to detail is extremely high so you know what needs perfecting and where corners can be cut.



Design Sensibility

  • Keen eye for aesthetics.
  • Understand UX principles and think critically about user interactions and user flow.
  • Solid knowledge of responsive and mobile-first design principles and translating into fluid and responsive templates.
  • Ability to own and apply a design style across a UI even without full design documentation or guidance. Ability to define, code, and maintain UI components.
  • Familiarity with design programs like Sketch, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Code Proficiency

  • Strong proficiency with JS, HTML, SCSS, and Flexbox a must.
  • Familiarity with React, Redux & Webpack is highly desired but not absolutely necessary, however a strong interest in learning is!
  • Ability to develop and maintain a large codebase of styles that is expressive, componentized and extensible.
  • Strong experience developing cross platform/browser compatibility (IE, Firefox, Safari, etc.) for dynamic web applications.
  • A strong interest and plenty of opinions on current front-end technologies.



  • Based in our headquarters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Equity grant component in an early stage, fast growth, start-up
  • Paid unlimited vacation, plus holidays
  • Benefits package that includes: health, dental, long and short-term disability and life insurance
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